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Two fish are playing 'Street Fighter II' and it is surprisingly entertaining

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Right this minute, Aquarius and Robert the Bruce, two fish, are battling to the death in an epic game of Street Fighter II Turbo. You see, the two fish live in a fish tank wired up to a camera that tracks their movements and doles out the appropriate commands to the video game. It's like FishPlaysPokemon, but more hardcore. I never thought I'd see one fish KO another fish using the "throw" move. But now I have, and I'm thankful.

If you missed a battle, here's the schedule for when you can tune in, according to the video's page.

  • 7:30AM — Fish have breakfast, competitive Day begins
  • 5:30PM — Fish have supper, competitive Day continues
  • 10:00PM — Competitive Day ends, score summary is posted, Overnight stream begins, fish mostly just sleep